Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Joya de Ceren, El Salvador

JOYA DE CEREN (El Salvador)

Joya (Jewel) de Cerén in western El Salvador features a pre-Columbian Maya farming village. Located just over 30 miles NW of San Salvador, it has been called the "Pompeii of the Americas" for its preservation by rapid burial in an ashfall around 600 CE. Its rediscovery by a government bulldozer in 1976 provides insights into the everyday life of ancient Maya farmers.


(Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons; CTTO)

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